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Change Cisco/Linksys wireless router channel




 

Changing the wireless channel on the classic web-based interface

 
 
Interference is one of the most common problems your Wi-Fi may face.  This can be caused by distance or location, home electronic devices, neighboring Wi-Fi, and physical obstructions (walls, mirrors, or glass).  In order to resolve this issue, changing your router's wireless channel is highly recommended.  This process helps optimize your Wi-Fi connection and fix intermittent signal, thus improving your overall Wi-Fi experience. 

The steps below will guide you on how to change the wireless channel of your Linksys router using the classic web-based setup page.  To do this using your Linksys cloud account, click
 here.

 
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.  The default address is http://192.168.1.1(You will know whether the default address is correct if the link opens an error message instead of a login screen.) If that is not correct in your environment, click here for instructions. 
 
Step 2:
On the router's web-based setup page, click the Wireless tab.

NOTE:  Images and options may vary depending on your router's model.
 
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Step 3:
On the Basic Wireless Settings sub-tab, select Manual.  Choosing the Manual setup allows you to adjust your wireless channel according to your preference.  Once done, you can click Save Settings.
 
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For some models, you no longer need to select Manual.  Instead, you simply click on Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings, locate Wireless Channel then implement your changes through the drop-down menu. 
 
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QUICK TIP:  If you are using a simultaneous dual-band router, you need to do this for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies..
 
Step 4:
Select 20 MHz for the Channel Width for both the 5 GHz network and the 2.4 GHz network.
 
QUICK TIP:  To avoid interference with other 2.4 GHz networks in your area, Channel Width should be set to 20 MHz Only for both.
 
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Step 5:
Click the drop-down arrow for Channel, then select the channel provided by LiteWire Support. If you have not yet been assigned a channel please open a support ticket to request one.
 
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Step 6:
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More information on Linksys Routers can be found HERE

 



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